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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    it's pretty terrible. the brands are generally boring and the prices are not very good. there are exceptions here and there. if you're into yohji in particular it seems a good spot to find deals lately.
     
  2. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    MyHabit is actually pretty good lately, though.
     
  3. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Unless you're an XS
     
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    pretty bad for a S too :(
     
  5. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Fatties get all the cheap clothes. Worse to be a 38/39 for footwear though. No selection, ever.
     
  6. Meis

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    It's really not that bad, or moreso I feel like it has been about this bad for a while. If you're not lazy you can definitely find some good deals. I got some nice NDC boots for well under $200 a few weeks back and I feel like I remember a bunch of people picking up some Raf derbies a month or two back. I think the perception of gilt being horrible is due to (A) gilt has too many sales and they're mostly recycled from past sales, and (B) people have rediculously high expectations- people seem to expect mid-to-upper tier stuff for rock bottom prices every day / have that Mr P sale mentality and expect that they should be able to always find nice stuff at 80% off.


    +1 They've had some really good sales lately... though most of the sales are for really horrible shit. MyHabit has the most random assortmant of sales, which makes sense I guess since it's owned by amazon and amazon sells pretty much anything you can think of.
     
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    story of my life, bro.
     
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    um...if you with gilt since inception, you'd realize our expectations aren't too unfound :\ things used to be a LOTTTT better
     
  9. Meis

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    Are you talking about myhabit? Everything I've bought off there was XS/S and I haven't had much trouble finding smaller sizes in stuff.
     
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    I have been buying stuff from gilt as long as its existed, I don't remember it being that much better than it is now. The main difference is that they've added in a bunch of additional sales for shitty brands- there used to be maybe half or 1/3 the number of sales per week.
     
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    it's not so much an issue of which brands are being sold. it's more that the items from the desirable brands were of considerably higher value.
     
  12. Urthwhyte

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    I really only pay attention to things like the Ann and Rick sales, and Ann had something like three XXS items, while the XS rick stuff was largely undesirable. As for Gilt, the items used to be far better, now it's like Raf deadstock and ugly sweaters
     
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    Do you mean that when there was a sale for a desirable brand there used to be better pieces offered? I can see that... it definitely seems like more and more I'll look ahead and see a sale I'm interest in and then there's nothing offered that I'd want to buy, though for me that might partly be becase I'm looking for less stuff than I used to.

    Actually- what seems like more of an issue (for me at least) is that there'll be a nice item but it will only be available in a couple of sizes, even at the beginning of the sale. Example- back in January the Ervell sale included the Field jacket, and at a really good price, but only size medium and up.
     
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    yes stock used to be a lot better. some really rare pieces even made it to gilt.
     
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  15. Bam!ChairDance

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    I think it was Big Skip who observed a while ago that Gilt is just a product of a specific time-- the very beginning of the retail slump when tons of overstock was everywhere-- and with that time having passed, Gilt faces more of a struggle to justify its existence. So it tries to bring value in different ways, such as "category sales" based around specific needs, sales of non clothing items, revolving-door sales that pop up over and over again. Interesting way to look at it.
     
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  16. Bam!ChairDance

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    Oh, and on that note, it's pretty great that Yoox continues to do what it does. I've never had a problem spotting interesting pieces to stick in my dreambox (you know, only to have someone else buy them the next day), even when it seems good overstock in general is in dwindling supply.
     
  17. AR_Six

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    I'm kind of waffling in re: whether to start paying attention to this forum again. What is the status quo?

    Seriously mang. At least you don't end up with a bunch of useless shit you never wear clogging up your closet. Chocolate for the win.
     
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    Saw this laying by the water cooler when I went to fill up my water bottle earlier today. You can't see it from the image, but the publication date is from 1984.
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    i need to get a cool haircut but idk what to get oh no someone help me. its like shoulder length and shaggy atm
     
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    commes des fuckdown was originally a cdg shirt right? anybody remember what collection?
     
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